Persecuted Christians and Digital Passports.

Last night was Red Wednesday, and an annual liturgy honouring persecuted Christians was unironically held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne. By all accounts, the evening went off without a hitch.

Non-vaccinated Catholics knew their place and waited outside until it was clear that the government-mandated quota for “undeclared status” had not been reached and they were allowed to enter the building.

(Under current Victorian health-paranoia policies, only fifty people can be present inside a church building if even one refuses to give their vaccination status to the authorities – this applies regardless of the size of the building.)

As light rain began to fall, the unclean swapped stories about which shops they had been thrown out of that day and of the buses in which they had been made to sit in the back. Apparently they felt quite privileged to have been allowed to answer their calls of nature without the need to show proof of vaccination. (Archbishop Comensoli might want to install a QR code reader in the bathrooms to see that it doesn’t happen again.)

A conscientious security guard initially prohibited entry to the unmasked as well. When they promptly knelt on the steps to pray, the somewhat shocked guard relented and advised them that they could enter sans masks. It was a real blessing that Catholics who put their faith in God were, in the end, allowed to worship with those who put their faith in gene therapy, mandates, QR codes, digital passports and the like.

Priests and laity representing various Eastern Rite Catholic groups and migrant groups were in attendance; for some reason there was no priest representing non-vaccinated Catholics. (Word on the street is that not quite all of Archbishop Comensoli’s faithful priests have handed in their resignations as yet. He really needs to try a bit harder, as despite his best efforts, some have managed to persevere by uniting their sufferings with those of the Crucified One.)

Reliable reports indicate that the evening was very prayerful and that an Iraqi priest’s homily about his experiences of persecution made a deep impression on all present. His suffering was tangible but thankfully, his faith was intact. God bless him.

Some present wondered if the persecution of Christians in his country began with closure of the churches, segregation of the populace or forced detention of Indigenous citizens. But that really is a stretch of the imagination.

Afterwards, outside the Cathedral, the conversation turned to tares and wheat, and one mean, old Trad suggested that it might be time for the Church to introduce Her very own app to be used to indicate worthiness for reception of Communion.

I’ve developed the idea here. Call it a Digital Ecclesial Passport, (DEP) if you will. Parish priests could outline their DEP policies in their weekly bulletins in this way:

Please note that it is a condition of entry to our Communion Queue (CQ) that parishioners show their Digital Ecclesial Passport (DEP) with positive proof that they are in a state of grace. Your DEP must be linked with your medical records indicating that you are not currently using artificial birth control and have not previously undergone a vasectomy, tubal ligation or in vitro fertilisation. [Exemptions apply for those who are truly repentant and have made adequate reparation for their grave sin/s.]

Please ensure that your DEP is also linked to the Diocesan Records Department, showing either a “Single” or “Regular Marriage” status, as those cohabiting or in irregular marriages will not be allowed into the CQ.

Politicians and other prominent civic personalities will require additional proof of their “Ability to Receive Holy Communion” status. Those in this category will need to link their DEP to the “How They Voted” portal, and anyone with a score of less than 99.99% on matters of morality (including but not limited to, abortion and assisted dying legislation) will be declined entry to the CQ. Note that exemptions claimed under the “I’m a Catholic, but ….” clause are invalid.

The parish priest reserves the right to exclude from the CQ those whose passports do not show:

* sufficient preparation for reception of Holy Communion

* attendance at the Sacrament of Confession after participation in mortal sin

* belief in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacred Species

NOTE: Please consult the Dress Code tab on your app for information on appropriate clothing required for entry into my church.

Parents of school-age children must be able to prove that they have made tangible attempts to raise their children in the Catholic Faith before admission into the CQ. Those who allow their children to attend diocesan-based Catholic schools must be able to show proof that their chosen educational provider is not detrimental to their children’s faith and wellbeing. (Good luck with that one lol)

your PP.

It definitely shows promise.

DEPs for clerics would need some extra tweaks. Maybe a “Proof of non-involvement in Vatican Bank investments” certificate and evidence that a Grindr app had not been activated within 48 hours of celebration of the Sacraments?

The app would be free, of course, although some savvy IOR official could come up with a paid version that tracks indulgences and converts them to Bitcoin for a small fee. What could possibly go wrong?

Hmmm. On second thoughts, maybe it wouldn’t take off. Catholics simply wouldn’t allow that kind of persecution and segregation to take place in their churches.

Parents would have to start taking responsibility for their children’s formation and we all know that’s the obligation of the non-Catholic teachers with their heretical catechesis programs. And as for the dress code? Most Catholics don’t like being told what to wear – unless they’re asked to wear a mask. Masks do cover a multitude of sins, you know. (They don’t cover cleavage very well, but are known to prevent small sins of transmission.)

Better to keep things as they are, with all and sundry allowed to partake of the Holy Eucharist whenever they attend Mass. Even those pesky non-vaccinated Catholics should be able to attend, providing, of course, that the government allows it.

Divine Wreckovation in Melbourne

The following letter is being circulated among the clergy of the Melbourne Archdiocese and reveals the brewing discontent regarding Archbishop Comensoli’s plan to restructure his territory. While priests and parishioners are being assured that this is not an amalgamation process, there really is no other way to describe it.


Dear Brother Priest Do you share my concern at the Archbishop’s newly announced plan to divide up the parishes?

The propaganda. The first thing that smells is the massive propaganda effort underway to sell it. It’s led by “Ron Huntly Leadership Coaching” (Sounds like something from California.) People are being trained up to spread the good news by reading prescribed hand-outs. The ones I’ve heard sound like scripts from The People’s republic of North Korea. Clearly, it’s the best thing to hit us since the Ascension. Even the name of the programme is a propaganda steal – ‘The Way of the Gospel’ (The WOG). I’m glad I’ve finally found the way of the Gospel. My days are running out so its just in time.

The Proposals.

The first part of the plan is to make the parishes more missionary in focus and not rely on maintenance. Nothing wrong with that. Although where parishes have strong congregations, mainly in the outer suburbs, some maintenance is in order. If we don’t help these people keep the faith, Catholicism in Australia is finished.

The second part of the plan is to divide the diocese into zones comprising three of four parishes joined together in one big parish called a ‘mission’. One priest will be in charge of each big parish, he will be called a ‘moderator’. He has all the authority and power over the ‘mission’ district. The other priests, known as Priests in Solidum (PIS), are from the other three parishes in the zone. What happens to them? What is their status?

What’s the problem? We are running out of priests and people. Something has to be done.

The Diocese of Melbourne is somewhat schizo. In the older parts, closer to the city, the Faith is dying. The upper middle class areas, The Camberwells, the Kews, and along the beachfront from Mentone to Gardenvale, once thriving parishes are now largely empty. Likewise, the inner city or yuppie areas. On the other hand, in the outer suburbs, in mainly immigrant areas, the parishes are thriving with viable congregations. The solution for the inner suburbs has been to put one priest in charge of half a dozen parishes. The Archbishop says these experiments are going well. (Not what I’ve heard.) But now, the Archbishop has decided to extend this experiment to the whole of the diocese, willy-nilly. That’s the problem. The parishes have been divided up, into threes or fours, and a priest, a Moderator, put in charge of each conglomerate. Parish priests will become helicopter priests, boundary riders, or fly-in-fly-out priests – whatever metaphor you use, it’s clearly a betrayal of the diocesan priesthood and the deep bond such priests develop with the people of the parish where they live. The laity in these parishes, great Mass-goers still, are seething because they see the spectre of priest-less parishes. They’re not wrong.

The consequences of the Comensoli plan

Short term What happens to the other parish priests in the mission zone? They are to be called Priests in Solidum (PIS priests) and as such they will be subordinate to the Moderator (If this is not the case, the Comensoli plan is no different to the old, deanery boundaries. And it is clearly meant to be more than that.) For centuries the basic structure has been the parish priest and his bishop. Now, under the new plan, it will be parish priest, Moderator, and bishop. Three our of every four parish priests have been demoted, made second class parish priests and indeed, redundant – solemn guarantees about us being parish priest(s) “in law with the same rights, responsibilities, and stability” notwithstanding.

Long term In time, when the PIS parish priests retire, die, or move on they will not be replaced. The Moderator priest will become the only parish priest in the missionary zone as was intended from the beginning.

Longer term The question will arise as to who looks after the parish with the PIS parish priest gone. Who will administer the place, and give day to day pastoral care? Obviously, lay people will be appointed. Mr and Mrs, or perhaps just Mrs “parish priest” in the presbytery. A Melbourne-produced video on Youtube (since taken down) admonishes Catholics to pay them a decent salary so they “can feed their family”. Fair enough; it’s basic social justice. There’s just one question – is the Comensoli plan Catholic?

Why was this decision taken?

Property. Perhaps we have to sell lots of property. This plan is just a long way of freeing up property for sale. There should be a discussion about it. Catholic schools no longer serve to hand on the Faith to our children. Sell them, not the parishes.

Shortage of priests. The probable reason. This plan will only make it worse. The helicopter priest will inspire no one. We used to bring in priests from overseas and were doing so until recently. A great success. They are wonderful priests, loved by our people. We have depended on overseas priests for most of our time in Australia. At the very beginning it was the English Benedictines. Then for the next 150 years it was the Irish. Now it’s the Indians. Glory be to God.

Extremist theology. Some extremist theological views have long advocated priest-less parishes.

What can we do?

We must do all we can to fight back. Make sure our people hear the other side to the issue, not just the propaganda version. Archbishop Comensoli says he has the Canon Law aspect all tied up and so is impervious to pleas and petitions. I saw on the internet a video about the diocese of Detroit (if not that, a major diocese in the US). There they introduced the same plan, calling the new divisions not zones but ‘families of parishes’. The priests fought back fiercely for their rights, appealed to Rome. They won. I am old enough to have known the great priests of the past here in Melbourne. What marvellous men. What holy men. They would have fought this new plan of Dr Comensoli with every fibre of their pastoral souls. Let’s follow suit. These men fought the introduction of modern catechetics into our schools in the 60s and 70s. They lost that battle. We know the result – generations of young Catholics totally ignorant of the Catholic Faith, the practice of which they continue to abandon in droves. Don’t let us lose this current battle. Pray, Protest, Publicise. It’s a fight to save the Church.

A Melbourne priest.

The laity have also begun to push back against Comensoli’s plans, organising a group involving dozens of parishioners from various parishes. That group recently held a meeting which came to the conclusion – one which is obviously not lost on the clergy – that the Archbishop has provided a flawed solution without examining the fundamental question.

That question is: precisely WHY are parishes dying??

(HINT: the Bishops have not been doing their job. For quite some time.)

However, all that can be whitewashed by throwing around a few catch-all words like Discernment and Mission. As almost everyone outside of the Archdiocese machine knows well, ‘discernment’ is only valid if the pathway discerned is in the line with an Archbishop’s own proposal!

As an aside, a quick search of Ron Huntley Leadership Coaching unearthed a few interesting tidbits. Ron Huntley hails from Canada – not a bad guess on the part of our anonymous priest above. He has been involved in the Divine Renovation movement, promoting Alpha, which is either good or bad, depending where you sit on the tradition scale. (If you’re a charismatic Modernist, then that would be a ten. If you’re a TLM attendee, that would be a score of -1.)

Huntley’s first job was as a sales rep for PFizer (!!!!) but I suppose we shouldn’t hold that against him. You can check out his LinkedIn profile here. It seems that Ron Huntley is currently holding Zoom conferences with selected members of the Archdiocesan clergy, training them for their role in Comensoli’s Brave New Archdiocese.

According to the CAM website, the Archbishop began consultation with his clergy about the ‘Way of the Gospel’ in March and April 2021. But here is part of a talk given by Ron Huntley in Melbourne in 2018, the topic of which was “Developing a healthy parish culture”. Perhaps Archbishop Comensoli’s plans have actually been in the pipeline far longer than he is letting on?

(And by the way, Your Grace, “consultation” usually involves ASKING people for their opinions, not TELLING them what you have decided to do to their beloved parishes.)

Just one more thing about Ron Huntley: he says he can detect the toxicity-level of a parish culture very quickly and presumably, he can do the same with dioceses. Maybe it’s time he paid another visit to the Archdiocese of Melbourne; it wouldn’t take him long to see that the toxicity-levels are off the charts.

Who needs the Stasi when we have the bishops?

Another Australian bishop has been throwing his pandemic-acquired weight around, this time in sunny Queensland. Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane, has decided to collaborate with the tyrannical state government by forcing his priests to get vaxxed or risk losing their faculties.

The Catholic Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, affectionately known as “Stasi,” has found a willing ally in the Archbishop of Brisbane. Like Daniel Andrews and his “good Catholic grandfather”, Palaszczuk has fond memories of her Polish grandparents with their “eight photos of Pope John Paul II in the living room.” Also like Daniel Andrews, Palaszczuk is left-wing, pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia and has been autocratically bullying her subjects into following a raft of COVID mandates, including barely-voluntary vaccination.

While the two State Premiers have much in common, it is remarkable to likewise observe some similarities between Archbishops Coleridge and Comensoli: the latter fancies himself to be the Australian incarnation of John Paul II, while the former was, at one stage, the Polish Pontiff’s speech writer. But unlike JPII, neither Archbishop seems to have the strength nor the will to stand up against their secular leaders’ repressive regimes.

Despite demanding that his priests are double-vaxxed with toxic gene serum by December 15th (“Clergy not doubly vaccinated are failing in their duty to care for the faithful”), the good Archbishop states that he respects his priests’ consciences.

“I too have a conscience”, says he. At least, that’s what he tries to convince them of in his four-page letter, reproduced below.

For the time-poor, the short version is: “You have to listen to me since I am the CEO of the Archdiocesan Corporation.”

The CEO, whose hobbies include holding Zoom meetings with his staff of one.
The Stasi, seen here throwing a totally innocent Illuminati-inspired hand signal.

Yes, that’s right. The Archdiocese of Brisbane is a Corporation, so as well as owing obedience to their Ordinaries, priests must also now submit themselves to medical trials at the behest of their CEOs. From the letter:

I recognise that having a vaccination, including the COVID-19 vaccination, is a matter of personal choice. However, I am the sole member and officer of the Archdiocesan Corporation which in civil law is the employer of Archdiocesan staff, including those working in parishes. I am therefore bound to take seriously compliance with health directions. Further, I have a legal obligation to ensure that the Archdiocesan Corporation meets its workplace health and safety obligations….

Oooohhh. Civil AND legal obligations. But no moral ones?

The Archbishop goes on to make some sophistic claims about his duty to protect his priests, his priests’ duty to protect their parishioners and everyone’s duty to protect unborn babies from medical experimentation – oops, sorry! – he didn’t actually write that last bit because Australian bishops no longer believe in minor obligations like upholding Catholic teaching.

Coleridge did include some extracts from Canon Law which is always guaranteed to make a prelate look more credible. The fact that those Canons are twisted and misapplied is neither here nor there. (He is a CEO with Obligations, remember!)

Just take a look at the penalties Coleridge has prepared for the non-compliant priests, who are, no doubt, some of his most holy and orthodox men: the cessation of their public ministry or worse – suspension of their faculties.

In circumstances where a priest or deacon has not complied with paragraph 1 above by 15 December 2021, I will be asking that he voluntarily stand aside from pastoral duties in his parish and from all pastoral ministry until he has been fully vaccinated. Should a priest or deacon in such circumstances decline to stand aside voluntarily, I will need to consider the temporary suspension of faculties until he fully complies..

Does the Archbishop not realise that unvaccinated Catholics (and probably many vaccinated ones) have no problem at all with being ministered to by an unvaccinated priest? The letter continues with a tirade about medical exemptions, and makes no provision for conscientious objection – or for objecting to His Grace’s conscientiousness!

Now, it really comes as no surprise that Archbishop Coleridge has agreed to do the government’s bidding. As President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference – that same Bishops Conference which in 2017 approved Catholics to be Freemasons – he is more than familiar with handshake deals and fraternal cooperation. Coleridge is not even averse to using Brisbane’s churches for sexually-explicit entertainment or from pushing an heretical agenda at his pet project, the Plenary Council.

However, there may be just a little hope for Brisbane’s faithful, unvaccinated priests. It seems Archbishop Coleridge can sometimes be quite lenient when it comes to his pastors breaking the law – at least, it depends on what kind of law is being broken. If it is something on the scale of child sex abuse, he seems to be able to turn a blind eye. He can even enlist help from his pal Cardinal Cupich when the need arises. But something tells me that his unvaxxed priests will not be so fortunate.

In case there’s any doubt left as to what kind of prelate we are dealing with, here’s Archbishop Coleridge’s take on “synodality.” Given that it was St Charles Borromeo who risked contracting the plague to ensure that all Catholics had access to the Sacraments, Archbishop Coleridge unironically uses the patron saint of facing-down pandemics to promote heresy, all the while shirking his own responsibility to safeguard the souls of his flock.

The hermeneutic is strong in this one.

Eucharistic Incoherence: Daniel Andrews receives Holy Communion at State Funeral

Under the watchful eye of the happy-go-lucky Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter Comensoli, neo-Nazi Premier Dan Andrews was given Holy Communion today at the state funeral of entertainer Bert Newton.

Dean of the Cathedral, Fr Werner Utri, placed the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ into the hands of the man who is responsible for more murders than Jack the Ripper, due to the pro-abortion and pro-euthanasia legislation inflicted by Daniel Andrews on his state of Victoria.

Prior to the distribution of the Eucharist, Archbishop Comensoli announced to the congregation that “what has become for us the Body and Blood of Our Lord is received by Catholics – those in communion with the Catholic Church – in Holy Communion.” He then invited Catholics who come forward “in good faith” to receive Communion.

The Cathedral was packed with showbiz personalities and its administrators must have been glad they had Tap and Go terminals installed during the pandemic. The twinkling lights might have lured a few celebs into leaving donations after Mass today. If so, Andrews deserves a tip for his Faithful Catholic performance.

In addition to his existing death-dealing laws, Premier Andrews is trying to have two more disastrous pieces of legislation passed: one that will force Catholic schools to employ sodomites (although, to be honest, how many parents with children at Catholic schools would have any objections to that?) and another that could see Catholics detained for failing to be injected with harmful and immoral COVID “vaccines.”

That latter law will give Andrews unlimited power in his state without the oversight of Parliament and has received round condemnation from politicians, lawyers and QCs, grassroots activists, Christian groups and even from some progressive media outlets. One figure who has remained conspicuously silent about Andrews’ tyranny is the Archbishop of Melbourne: the same Archbishop who looked on while Andrews received Holy Communion today.

Left. Archbishop Comensoli, doing his best JPII impression. He must have missed the memo about fighting against totalitarian regimes.

For those with strong stomachs, here is the eulogy given by Daniel Andrews for Bert Newton. It contains all the hype and hubris we have come to expect from politicians who like to thumb their nose at God while flaunting their Catholic credentials. Andrews ended with the money quote, “Bert was more than talent, he was trust.”

Whatever that means.

In the face of all this dazzling celebrity, one might expect that the Archbishop could overlook some of his important obligations. But this was not at all the case, as ABC News summed up in their breathless report:

“Archbishop Comensoli gives some instructions about hand-sanitising stations before the communion begins.”

We only wish that the Archbishop would be as concerned about the state of his communicants’ souls as he is about their hygiene.

Crisis? What Crisis?

Melbourne’s Archbishop literally says “nothing to see here” as catholics face detention for refusing abortion-tainted vaccines.

On the eve of a public Rosary for Freedom, Archbishop Peter Comensoli sent an email addressed to his bishops, priests and deacons, stating that he does not support public prayer for freedom and banning his clergy from attending. The public prayers were begun in response to segregation based on vaccination status, but the focus was widened to include opposition to an extremely concerning new law which would give the “Catholic” Premier unfettered power over his citizens, without any Parliamentary oversight. Under the pretext of health regulations, the law would enable Premier Andrews to enact a Nazi-style regime and persecute any minority of his choosing with impunity.

So far, the Archbishop has not spoken publicly about the proposed law. His ineffectiveness in standing up against the government is well-documented, and his modus operandi of “acting behind the scenes” inspires little hope from the Catholic faithful.

Archbishop Comensoli’s email to the priests was sent to this website by a reader. A selection is provided below, with my comments in bold:

“… I do not support this action, and I ask all Clergy to refrain from attending or promoting something that will place people’s safety and health at jeopardy, and which may be an incitement to illegal activity.

(His Grace fails to note that protesting is now legal in Melbourne; the idea of “jeopardising health and safety” is taken straight from the hyperbolic COVID narrative.)

Without doubt, there is much to be concerned about the policy and legislative agenda of the Government, and measured steps ought – and are – to be taken to challenge this.

(The bill will be debated in the Upper House next week, leaving the Archbishop with little time for his “strategic silence” to go into effect. Are negotiations going on “behind the scenes”? One would hope that this is more substantial than giving Dan Andrews a quick text – will he include a sad faced emoji for emphasis??)

However, I am concerned that the planned form of action is based on misinformation and half-truths that have fostered a sense of fear and pastoral crisis.

(This bit is quite intriguing: what is the misinformation and the half-truths?

Since when was it irrational to fear tyranny?

Is the “pastoral crisis” the faithful’s sense that segregation does not belong in a Catholic church? Or maybe it’s one of those other pastoral crises – like the one where the good priests are bullied by their capricious bishop or is it the one where faithful Catholics are ignored in favour of wiccan nuns and boomer parish workers?)

What might seem an action of prayer will, in the hands of the media, become a political event that will only generate further confusion and animosity.”

(The Archbishop obviously hasn’t seen the media’s coverage of Catholics at other Freedom protests. So far, the media has shown nothing but respect and a genuine desire to know the motivation of Catholics for attending.

In any case, since when has it been the role of the Church to fear the media’s often-bigoted narrative? Since when does the Church absolve Herself from relevant political protest?

Would praying for the defeat of the Ottomans at the Battle of Lepanto have been too political for this bishop?)

In case anyone is not familiar with Daniel Andrews’ new law, or thinks the fears of the populace are overblown, this graphic from Reignite Democracy Australia, gives a concise explanation of his proposals. As the heading reads, the law, which has already passed through the Lower House of Parliament, is DANGEROUS – and without exaggeration, constitutes a very real threat to democracy.

For more information on that law, watch this interview with two lawyers on Cafe Locked Out or read this open letter from the Law Institute of Australia.

Detention centres are being built in Melbourne, for goodness’ sake!!! Who does the Archbishop think these are intended for??? Without a doubt, the unvaccinated, including a large number of Catholics, are destined for these “quarantine” centres. If that doesn’t count as a pastoral crisis, THEN WHAT DOES?

The picture on the left, accompanying an article in The Australian, is meant to show the public how concerned the Archbishop is with the government’s insistence on segregated Masses. Although he has expressed some concern over segregation, Archbishop Comensoli expects his priests to follow government mandates to the letter and has been a big supporter of the immoral and dangerous COVID vaccines. (Full story here.)

It seems lost on the Archbishop that he has a responsibility to disobey an unjust law and should be rejecting the government’s unreasonable directives without any negotiation. Does he not realise that thousands of Catholics in his Archdiocese are now out of work due to vaccine mandates?

But instead of condemning them, the Archbishop has been on board with the State’s COVID restrictions from the word go: the masks, the Holy Water swapped for hand sanitiser, the church doors closed – you name it, the Melbourne Archdiocese has implemented every dot and tittle of the government’s rules and more. And the Boomer feminists who have come out of the woodwork to enforce the regulations in most parishes are doing his dirty work.

Now to be fair, it is possible that His Grace just isn’t experienced with dealing with megalomaniacs like Daniel Andrews – these are “unprecedented times”, as the media never tires of telling us, with a wholly new playing-field – since “pandemics” only come around every, say, LIFETIME or so. It is much easier to retreat to one’s country mansion and spend one’s time doing laps of one’s indoor pool than to face one’s responsibilities head-on, isn’t it?

A couple of images taken at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2019 show the kind of role our good Archbishop prefers to take. As the pictures show, these were the carefree days when bishops only had to worry about small annoyances like the abysmal failure of the Catholic school system, the majority of Catholics not believing in the Real Presence and a financial crisis caused by compensation payouts to pedophilia victims.

But perhaps that is a little unfair. There are some serious matters that the Archbishop has lost no time in addressing. In fact, as with many other Modernist bishops who are more concerned with appeasing society than with offending God, the Archbishop has embraced every popular social cause going.

He wasn’t afraid to show his “inclusivity” status by consulting Catholic sodomites who felt a bit offended by the Church’s two-thousand-year teaching on homosexuality (not to mention the Bible’s four thousand-year-old teaching.)

And he didn’t shy away from admitting to a group of young Catholics that his black clerical attire is “boring” so he needed some rainbow-coloured socks to brighten things up. (This did happen, according to witnesses at a Theology on Tap talk held soon after his appointment as Archbishop of Melbourne. In that same talk, Archbishop dismissed concerns over Vigano’s allegations as being “a matter for the Americans.”)

And when it comes to introducing paganism into the heart of the Church – a la Bergoglio and his Pachamama fetish – the Archbishop has certainly gone above and beyond.

Below are some screenshots taken from a Mass offered by the Archbishop for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday in July 2021.

Mass began with an Aboriginal “smoke ceremony”: a ritual meant to appease the spirits of Aboriginal ancestors. A young woman circled the sacred altar, “purifying” it before the Holy Sacrifice began. As this woman slouched around the sanctuary, invoking demons to curse the congregation, a narrator expressed her gratitude for her bondage to her traditional heritage. (For information on the spiritual devastation caused by smoking ceremonies, read this article. – it is written by an Aboriginal Christian. A recorded livestream of the entire Mass can be seen here.)

In possible violation of liturgical rubrics, Archbishop Comensoli wore vestments featuring motifs related to Aboriginal spirituality, and an “Aboriginal” Our Father was substituted for the Catholic version. So much for the “universality” of the Church. (This version is reproduced below. The slide shown during Mass incorrectly states that the prayer was the “Lamb of God.”)

This dumbed-down version of the Lord’s Prayer shows what trendy prelates really think about our indigenous brethren: that they are just not smart enough to understand the traditional form of the prayer that Jesus gave us. Our clergy seem to think that indigenous Catholics need a kindergarten version of our most sacred prayers and that they won’t accept the Mass unless it is riddled with the demonic imagery and rituals from which the Church is meant to set them free.

It seems apparent that Archbishop Comensoli doesn’t know how to give an appropriate response to a crisis – political, moral or otherwise. In fact, it is more common to see him smiling and laughing for the cameras while his people’s suffering goes unheeded. He is more a politician of the baby-kissing variety than he is a shepherd willing to lay down his life for his sheep.

That is the charitable take on the situation.

There is another possibility that is even more fearful to contemplate: that Archbishop Comensoli is acting in concert with the government and approves of its moves toward totalitarianism. If that is the case, it would not be the first time that a. leader of the Church has aligned himself with the forces of antichrist to say, “We have no king but Caesar!”